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Focal Point Information

E-mail:
sortiz@conacyt.mx
Country:
Mexico
Organization/agency name (Full name):
CIBIOGEM
Contact person name:
Dra. Sol Ortiz García
Website:
Physical full address:
San Borja #938, Col. Del Valle • Del. Benito Juárez C.P. 03100, México, D.F.
Phone number:
+52 (55) 5575-6878
Fax number:
Country introduction
Summary:
Framework
Regulatory framework:
My country has a regulatory framework that requires the competent authority to conduct safety assessment of GM food.
Structure for GM food safety assessment:
My country has competent authority, agency, organization, ministry, department, committee, commission or a system/mechanism that is tasked to conduct or review GM food safety assessment.
Supplemental information:

La Comisión Intersecretarial de Bioseguridad de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados está integrada por los titulares de las Secretarías de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Renovables (SEMARNAT), Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA); Salud (SS); Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP); Economía (SE) y Educación Pública (SEP); así como por el Director General del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

La presidencia de la Comisión es rotatoria por periodos de dos años, entre los Secretarios de Salud, SAGARPA y SEMARNAT ya que son las Secretarías con un mayor ámbito de competencia en relación con el uso seguro de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGMs).

Ley de Bioseguridad de Organismos Genéticamente Modificados, estipula que para su implementación la Comisión debe coordinar las acciones pertinentes con las instancias del Gobierno para cumplir su objetivo.

La CIBIOGEM, cuenta con grupos de apoyo que son sus órganos técnicos y consultivos: Comité Técnico, Consejo Consultivo Científico, Consejo Consultivo Mixto y la Secretaría Ejecutiva.

¿Cuál es el propósito de la CIBIOGEM?

Coordinar las políticas de la administración pública federal referentes a diferentes actividades relacionadas con OGMs como son: la producción, importación, exportación, movilización, transporte, siembra, consumo y, en general uso y aprovechamiento de OGMs.

 

-Courtesy Translation-

The Intersecretarial Commission on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms is made up of the heads of the Secreataries of Health (SSA); Agriculture, Livestock, Rural, Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA); Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); Finance and Public Credit (SHCP); Economy (SE); Public Education, and the General Director of the National Council of Science and Technology.

The chair of the Commission rotates every two years among the Secretaries of Health, SEMARNAT and SAGARPA, the three entities most directly involved in policies concerning the use and biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms states that the Commission aims to promote and coordinate the actions of Government agencies. CIBIOGEM receives support from the Executive Secretariat of CIBIOGEM, the Technical Committee, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Joint Advisory Council.

What is the purpose of the CIBIOGEM?

To coordinate the policies and federal regulation of activities related to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) such as: production, import, export, mobilization, transportation, release into the environment, consumption, and general use of GMOs.

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

Secretaría de Salud / Phone: +52 55 5080 5200 /Email: ralatorre@cofepris.gob.mx%20

Assessment
GM food safety assessment guidelines:
My country follows the relevant Codex Guidelines or national/regional guidelines that are in line with the Codex Guidelines in conducting safety assessment of GM food.
Conduct of GM food safety assessment:
My country regularly conducts food safety assessment of GM food.
Supplemental information on the implementation:
Stacked events
Regulation of stacked events:
In my country, GM food/feed that contains stacked event(s) is considered as a new product even if all single events that are stacked have already approved.
Supplemental information on the stacked events:
Production and trade
GM food/feed production:
My country produces GM food or feed for commercial and research purposes.
GM food/feed imports:
My country allows imports GM food or feed upon authorization.
Supplemental information on the production and trade:
LLP/AP incidents
LLP/AP incidents:
My country has not faced any LLP/AP situations in the last 10 years.
Supplemental information on the LLP/AP incidents:
Labelling requirement
Labelling requirement:
My country has a mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food (i.e., It contains GMO).
Supplemental information on the Labelling requirement:

The mandatory and positive labeling regulation on GM food applies when the GMO composition in not the same that the conventional product.

Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment
Other relevant documents:
Country information last modified:
03/02/2016